Football has become one of the highest paying sports in the world and prominent Nigerian professional footballers like Obafemi Martin, John Mikel Obi are also getting their fair share of the financial boom in the football world.
In this article, we have compiled the complete list of the top 10 highest paid Nigerian footballers.
1) Odion Ighalo (STRIKER)
2) Obafemi Martins (STRIKER)
Another Nigerian export to China, the 32 years old footballer plays for the Shangai Greenland Shenhua in China. Obafemi thrills his fans with his energetic display upfront and his eye for goal. The ex-Seattle Sounders star earns 140,000 GBP per week.
3) Victor Moses (WINGER)
The Nigerian professional football star is currently on loan from Chelsea Fc to Fenerbahce. Moses was part of the Nigerian team that played the Russia 2018 World Cup. Victor Moses currently earns 130,000 GBP per week at the Turkish side (Fenerbahce).
4) Anthony Ujah (STRIKER)
The 28 years old footballer plays for Liaoning Whowin, China. After his recent transfer to the Chinese super league club, the striker moved of the ladder of the top-earning Nigerian football stars. The super league striker earns 95,000 GBP per week.
5)Alex Iwobi (STRIKER)
The Arsenal FC youngster is the cousin of Every Nigerian’s favorite footballer Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. The 21 years old footballer earns 80,000GPB per week after recently extending his contract.
6) Kelechi Iheanacho (STRIKER)
The 20 years old footballer won the 2013 U17 FIFA Golden ball award immediately after which he was snapped up by Manchester City FC, England. He recently completed a switch to Leicester City FC. He now earns 70,000 GBP at Leicester City FC the same amount of money his compatriot, Ahmed Musa earns too.
8) Ahmed Musa (WINGER)
The 24 years old footballer recently made a 30million GBP move from Leicester City FC, England to ALNassr FC, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Musa currently earns about 32,860 GBP per week.
9) John Mikel Obi (MIDFIELDER)
The 32-year-old ex-Chelsea footballer and current captain of the Nigerian National team plays his football for Middlesbrough FC, a professional football club in English football championship. Mikel’s recent move from the Chinese super league moved him down the ladder of the highest earning Nigerian footballers. Mikel was earning 140,000 GBP per week in China but he’s now earning about 30,000 GBP per week.
10) Emmanuel Emenike (STRIKER)
30 years old Emmanuel Emenike starred in the Team that won Nigeria’s last 2013 African Cup of Nations. The ex- Fernabache striker was transferred to Olympiacos and now earns a sum of 20,000 GBP per week.